Friday, 10th December 2010
Churchill’s jaw-jaw maxim best for Middle East
America’s economy was built on war and is maintained on war, or what they often call "defence spending" nowadays. It is money that goes into the pocket of big business, who are enthusiastic backers of a big military because they profit from it. The former president, Dwight D Eisenhower, old soldier that he was knew the system well and called it "the military-industrial complex", warning the United States of its influence. His warning a half-century ago didn’t do much good, as we can see.
So, I wonder what their excuse will be for the next war against Iraq. We know what their reasons are going to be: to save Israel and the oil and stop the terrrorist. How self-righteous nations can get before a war, so righteous and so convinced that they are right and the other fellow’s the criminal, the devil who needs to be conquered. The conqueror writes the history books. Didn’t you ever read 1984? Whoever wins the war, they write the books, so you will never hear the truth of what really happened. It is happening now.
TED RUDOW III,MA